Getting wins and ranking up in Halo Infinite’s Ranked playlist can be challenging and rewarding. However, a bizarre glitch affecting the Oddball mode is actually taking away Skill Rank Points for being victorious.
One of the most popular aspects of Halo Infinite is the game’s Ranked playlist, which lets players earn Skill Rank Points by beating opponents in competitive game modes. The better you play, the higher rank you will earn.
Unfortunately, there is a major issue affecting Oddball in this playlist, as players report they are losing Rank Points even though they won the game.
In Halo Infinite, Oddball is played over three rounds. Each round ends when one team has held the ball for 100 seconds, or when the timer runs out. The first squad to win two rounds is declared the victor.
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Unfortunately in Ranked, it appears that Skill Points are being handed out to the team who held the ball for the longest total time. This means that teams who only won once could have more total Oddball time if they were dominant during that round.
Halo Infinite Ranked Oddball glitch
This issue was first discovered by user ‘RivenOrBust’ on the CompetitiveHalo subreddit, who complained that his opponents were awarded the victory even though they didn’t actually win.
Unfortunately, they weren’t the only players to suffer that fate. One Halo fan complained that “Oddball in Ranked is really bugged,” while another claimed it “happens all the time.”
“You lose [Ranked Points] if the other team has more time overall across the three rounds, really annoying,” wrote Tu2d2d. “I played so hard last night, we won Round 3 by a second, [but we] lost rank because the post-game report is bugged.”
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Clearly, this is not supposed to be happening, however, 343 is yet to acknowledge the issue. Hopefully, the game’s developers are already aware of the issue and working on a fix.
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Halo Infinite August 9 patch notes
The Halo Infinite August 9 update is adding a number of fan-requested features, included more Ranked options and greater customization.
Halo Infinite’s next major patch is set to drop on August 9, bringing a number of fan-requested features to the game including greater customization options and more variety in Ranked mode.
Halo Infinite Season 2 is in full swing, and 343 Industries are still working hard to help the game’s multiplayer live up to its promising start. After receiving critical acclaim at launch, the player count has declined due to the long waits between new content drops.
Next up is the Halo Infinite August 9 update, and we’ve got the full patch notes right here.
Halo Infinite August 9 update patch notes
Visor and helmet customization
A pretty common complaint with Halo Infinite multiplayer since its release has been the lack of customization options. The August 9 patch will offer more choices when it comes to creating Spartans, as players will be able to equip any visor they have unlocked to any helmet.
Prior to this update, each visor was locked to a specific armor core, meaning players often had to decide between the visor they had just unlocked and their favorite style of armor.
In addition to this, attachments for the Mark VII helmet will be equipable on any variation of the helmet, another option that fans have been calling for.
More Ranked playlists
According to 343 Industries, the August 9 update will: “Make it easier for us to implement more Ranked playlists moving forward.” At the moment, only Arena mode is available as a Ranked playlist, offering little variety to the game’s most dedicated players.
This patch will lay the groundwork for more Ranked playlists to arrive eventually, starting with Ranked Doubles two weeks after the update goes live.The devs have promsied even more to follow as long as “playlists continue to perform as expected.”
The foundations are also being laid to allow players to choose their matchmaking region later down the line. However, this is a feature that may not arrive for some time.
Changes to the pause menu
343 are also revamping the pause menu so that it displays active challenges during matches. Players have been calling for this quality of life feature for some time, so they’ll now be able to keep an eye on their objectives and rewards with a quick glance at the menu.
It’s worth noting that, for the time being, the screen won’t show how much progress has been made towards the challenges, in order to avoid confusion. Challenges currently update at the end of a match, so the data displayed mid-game would be out of date.
The devs have reassured players, however, that they are working on making challenges update on the fly, so they can expect to be able to check their progress in the pause menu in a future update.
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Is Halo Infinite getting a battle royale mode? Leaks and rumors
Are 343 Industries working on a battle royale mode for Halo Infinite? Check out all the latest rumors and leaks here.
Whispers of a Halo Infinite battle royale mode have been around for some time now, but 343 Industries are yet to confirm or deny the rumors. Will Halo Infinite see a Warzone-style playlist? We’ve put together every leak and hint so far.
One feature that could draw fans back in would be a Warzone or Apex Legends-style mode, a concept that would be brand-new for the Halo franchise. Are 343 Industries working on a Halo Infinite battle royale?
- Are Certain Affinity developing Halo’s BR?
- Halo Infinite battle royale release date leak
- Halo Infinite Tatanka battle royale mode leaks
- Dr Disrespect leak Halo battle royale
- Audio files
Are Certain Affinity developing Halo’s BR?
Certain Affinity, a studio that has lent a hand in the development of plenty of Halo games in the past, announced on April 13, 2022, that they are “deepening” their relationship with 343 Industries, and will be “evolving” Halo Infinite going forward.
Responding to the announcement, well-known leaker Tom Henderson tweeted “where we droppin’ boys,” a popular phrase said by battle royale players.
Halo Infinite battle royale mode release date leak
Leaker ‘Sean W’ claims that Halo Infinite’s battle royale mode won’t arrive until Fall 2023 at the earliest. This is because the developers are currently playtesting the battle royale map which needs “a whole lot of work.”
The leaker added that this date isn’t definite, and the developers are trying to get this mode ready as soon as possible but it’s “definitely not coming this year.”
Halo Infinite Tatanka battle royale mode leaks
Reddit user ‘yutuyo’ discovered that the internal name for Certain Affinity’s project is “Tatanka,” which they pointed out is also the name of a professional wrestler known for winning a 40-man battle royale.
According to a report from data miner ‘Infiniteleaks’, Halo Infinite’s Tatanka battle royale mode will throw players into shrinking map zones. This leak lists drop pods, a containment zone, reviving knocked players, and bleeding out for downed players in the game settings.
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You may be able to play multi-team as part of Duos and Quads with up to 100 players in Tatanka. This game mode is also said to support between 60 and 100 bots. Four different types of objectives have been leaked for this mode: Capture, Supply Run, Destroy, and Hoard.
Windows Central’s Jez Corden tweeted that Tatanka has been in development since Spring 2020, and is expected to be a “major feature” while 343 Industries focus on Halo Infinite’s core multiplayer as well as a new story DLC.
Corden described Tatanka as a PvPvE (player vs player vs environment) battle royale type experience. This lines up with the previous leaks claiming that fans will be able to battle bots as well as other players.
However, he also added that players should take that last part with a grain of salt. Corden tweeted: “Just to add, still not 100% on the PvE part, conflicting info on some of the gameplay details.”
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While this all seems exciting, it’s worth keeping in mind that this information is based on leaks and speculation, so it’s best to wait for the Halo Infinite developers to verify all of this themselves.
Dr Disrespect leak Halo battle royale
As early as September 2021, before Halo Infinite had even launched, streaming superstar Dr Disrespect claimed to have “inside information” on a new battle royale mode.
He stated on-stream that the BR would have a staggering 300 players, and that power weapons would take center stage.
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“From what I’ve heard, 300 players, set loop, power weapons on the map, the map designed around the power weapons and locations and points of interest,” said Dr Disrespect.
This many players would dwarf the lobby sizes of its rivals, but the creator believed this shouldn’t affect performance, adding that the mode will feel “really good, supposedly, super optimized.”
Audio file leak Halo BR
Although it’s yet to materialize, it appears that 343 had at least considered including a battle royale in Halo Infinite long before it was released. In August 2021, shortly after the first technical preview, data miners uncovered audio files that strongly hinted that a BR will arrive one day.
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In the short clip, fans could hear the familiar voice of beloved Halo multiplayer announcer, Jeff Steitzer, saying the words “battle royale.”
Steitzer’s lines player at the beginning of every Halo Infinite match, declaring which mode players are about to tackle. If the iconic announcer has recorded lines for a battle royale it’s safe to say that the mode is in the pipeline somewhere.
That was everything we know so far about the rumored Halo Infinite battle royale mode. For more on Halo Infinite, check out details on the upcoming Forge mode as well as the June 14 Halo Infinite update patch notes.
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Halo Infinite leak claims battle royale won’t release for a long time
A new leak suggests that Halo Infinite is set to receive a battle royale mode but it won’t arrive for quite some time.
There have been rumors of a Halo Infinite battle royale mode for a while now, and a new leak suggests that we won’t see this mode arrive for quite some time.
Halo Infinite had a successful launch back in 2021, with many players considering the game to be a return to form for the series, and the Season 2 update added content like a brand-new Battle Pass, maps, and modes.
Leaker ‘Sean W’ revealed new details about the content that 343 Industries have planned for Halo Infinite, and this includes the battle royale mode. According to this leak, this mode won’t arrive until Fall 2023 at the earliest.
The leaker stated: “They are gonna try to get it out as soon as possible but it’s definitely not coming this year. They’re playtesting the map right now, but apparently, even just the map needs a whole lot of work.”
Sean W claimed that the map for the Halo Infinite battle royale mode will feature an integration of two maps from Halo 2 and Halo 3, and these might be set on a halo ring. The leaker also added that the battle royale will include “lootboxes with tiered versions of all the weapons.”
While this sounds promising, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is just a leak, and Sean W stated that his source is not “anyone publicly associated with 343.” For this reason, you should take this information with a grain of salt.
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We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from the developers in order to be sure exactly how much of this leaked information is accurate. Once there are any more developments, we’ll be sure to update you.
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